Kalmar to deliver cargo-handling equipment to GICEP in Algeria

23 April 2015 (Last Updated April 23rd, 2015 18:30)

Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar has received an order from Algerian port procurement firm Groupement D'Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP) to deliver cargo-handling equipment to six locations in Algeria.

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Cargotec subsidiary Kalmar has received an order from Algerian port procurement firm Groupement D’Interêt Commun Des Entreprises Portuaires (GICEP) to deliver cargo-handling equipment to six locations in Algeria.

Under this contract, Kalmar will supply 11 DRF450-65S5 reachstackers and 16 DCE150-12 and two DCE160-12 medium-range forklift trucks.

The reachstackers will have a lifting capacity of 45t and be able to stack containers five-high, while the forklift trucks have a 15t to 16t capacity at 1,200mm load centre.

GICEP general manager Saidi Mabrouk said: "By this order, we are continuing investments in the future in order to increase capacity and modernise fleets.

We are extremely satisfied with the previous two deliveries of forklifts and reachstackers from Kalmar."

"We are continuing investments in the future in order to increase capacity and modernise fleets."

The new contract marks the third order for Kalmar cargo-handling machinery placed by GICEP since 2013.

According to Kalmar, the equipment will be used by the ports and logistics centres of Algiers, Skikda, AILC, ACS, Djen Djen and Tenes.

Meanwhile, the company has also secured an order for two Super Gloria reachstackers from Tadarsa Logistics in Aviles, Spain.

Under this order, the firm will deliver the Kalmar Gloria DRG1300-92ZX with a 130t lifting capability, which will be used specifically to lift heavy-wind turbine sections.

All equipment is scheduled for delivery in November.

Tadarsa is currently using four Kalmar DRF450 reachstackers in Spain and two DRF450 in Brazil.


Image: Kalmar Super Gloria reachstacker. Photo: courtesy of Cargotec.